Alcohol Abuse

By jcmount
  • The wine trade was the most profitable industry in Rotterdam.

    The wine trade was the most profitable industry in Rotterdam.
  • To control drunkenness, Parliament passed the Gin Control Act of 1729. It raised taxes on alcoholic beverage retailers.

  • George Washington wrote to John Hancock that the “benefits arising from the moderate use of strong Liquor have been experienced in all Armies and are not to be disputed.”

  • The first vineyard was planted in Canada.

  • The temperance movement exerted great influence in American life and culture.

  • Georgia and Oklahoma became the first states in the U.S. to adopt statewide prohibition in the twentieth century.

  • The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on January 16, 1919. It went into effect one year later and banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States and its possessions.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous was established

  • The Federal Alcohol Administration Act was enacted, enabling the U.S. federal government to regulate alcoholic beverages.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous published its book, Alcoholics Anonymous, which quickly becomes known as The Big Book.

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) was first identified.

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was established to reduce alcohol-related highway fatalities.

  • The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 was passed in the U.S.

  • D.A.R.E.

    The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program was taught to nearly 40 million students in over 50 countries around the world, but a five year study of the program was initiated to determine if it was effective in reducing alcohol and drug consumption (it was not).